In a viral post on social media, an experienced Australian police officer has given his reasons for leaving the force after 31 years service.
Senior Constable Roland Chrystal of the NSW police force could not reconcile the vaccination mandate, and the inherent coercive nature of them, with his belief in basic human rights.
Here’s what he wrote:
I joined the NSW Police Force as a fresh faced 19 year old in 1990. I walked out unceremoniously in July, well before the mandates, but unwilling to enforce PHOs and what I considered the destruction of human rights. I reluctantly resigned on 5th of October 2021.. to stand with the public who are rightly in distress over the vaccine mandates, and the police enforcement of the Public Health Orders.
There are many decent police, but they are effectively gagged. It is for that reason, along with the now coercion to accept the vaccine, that I have chosen to resign and be able to honour my Oath to protect the public without fear or favour.
Our cause must always be peaceful, based in love, empathy, wisdom and uncensored fact.
Thank you all for joining this channel and to those who have contributed to the legal fund for officers and unsworn staff who are challenging this mandate.
Former Senior Constable